Madison Station

Madison, New Jersey

Urbahn this commuter rail station to bring it into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The Collegiate Gothic style station is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, requiring that modifications be designed to meet the requirements of the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office.  All new station components and modifications were designed in keeping with the original 1916 construction.  The project included the addition of two 60-foot long mini-high platforms with historically compatible canopies, installation of two new elevators, and modifications to the station entrances, ticket window, and restrooms.

Because the optimal solution was to locate the elevators within the historic interior of the station houses, the elevator enclosures were clad in glass and ornate metal grilles.  Urbahn’s restoration work included historically appropriate interventions such as window and door replacement, reconstruction of timber trusses, slate roof replacement, and concrete restoration.

Urbahn was awarded the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Award in 2007 for their rehabilitation of the Madison Station.
Client: New Jersey Transit Corporation
Graphics: Urbahn Architects PLLC